Acoustic Test Chamber for Tech Center
Whirlpool Corporation - Benton Harbor, MI
Acoustic Test Chamber, Thermal Chambers, Reverb Room, Relocation, Renovation, Construction Management, Consumer Products Test
ACS integrated two new acoustic test chambers, thermal chambers, and a reverb room as part of renovation of a refrigerator testing facility for Whirlpool Corporation.
ACS provided construction management services for the complete renovation of 97,000 SF of an existing 156,000 SF former manufacturing building. This project was required for Whirlpool to relocate their refrigeration testing capabilities from an existing Evansville, IN facility to their global headquarters in Benton Harbor, MI.
Key Performance Features:
- Acoustic test chamber integration for testing multiple appliance types, two new test acoustic test chambers
- Relocation of one existing prefabricated acoustics test space
- Mechanical infrastructure for 68 thermal chambers as required to perform refrigeration development and product approval testing
- Multiple other laboratory spaces including a model shop, 3-D printing facility, build-up lab, electronics lab, advanced development lab and other support spaces
ACS held a single-source contract for design and construction management; integration of equipment and facility systems; and commissioning